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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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amazing - walk where the romans walked

to walk where the romans walked. Silchester is a fantastic place to visit, and as an attraction has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Lovely long walk

What a lovely place. It is quite a long walk from the car park and then you have the options of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

to walk where the romans walked. Silchester is a fantastic place to visit, and as an attraction has been upgraded well over the yeras, you can really see where the walls, buildings and streets were, plus the small theater, its a real step back in...More

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place. It is quite a long walk from the car park and then you have the options of different trails so sensible shoes and not really wheelchair or pram friendly. We walked down to the beautiful little church where they were doing...More

Thank FairyW
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We came here as my eldest daughter had been studying the Romans as a topic at school. I remember too coming here as a child. The whole family had a very enjoyable walk around the old city on a lovely warm afternoon

1  Thank chelle6
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Silvester offers lovely walks around the ancient city walls. The site itself covers over 100 acres. In the summer you may come across excavations by Reading University. This year there is a huge excavation of the Roman baths. We were given a guided tour by...More

1  Thank pjthants
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great walk around the impressive roman fortification. Loved it all but I think I enjoyed the amphitheatre the best. Would strongly recommended

Thank r0mantraveler
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This site is one of very few at which there was a Roman settlement which has not been built on. After the town was abandoned in the 5th century the site has been farmland so the archelology is very well preserved. A walk around the...More

Thank IanTravller M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Really enjoyed the walk here with my girlfriend. Very good for a free/cheap day out in the british summer.

Thank cars335
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The Silchester Roman Walls are an absolute archaeological gem! You can walk for an age on the 4metre high remains of the original Roman fortifications that surrounded the ancient town. As a historical fiction writer (Sons of Iberia), places like this help me to gain...More

Thank jglennbauer
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Some of the best preserved Roman defensive walls to be seen in England. Well worth a visit and a lovely walk around the perimeter

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My favourite place to go walking. The walls are remarkably well preserved and you have terrific access to them. Only a short stroll, but if you enjoy a bit of history it is the perfect place.

Thank Adam S
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9 August 2016|
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Response from Andy D | Reviewed this property |
absolutely, wont be any cover if it rains but some lovely spots to picnic. Don't miss the beautiful Saxon Church or the Roman Amphitheater down the road a little
Sarah S
8 November 2015|
Response from travellerJimBob |
Yes, dogs are allowed, we often walk our dogs here. Sometimes there are cattle grazing and they have to be on the lead through the churchyard, but in general it's a nice place to walk dogs
Dawn B
16 September 2015|
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Response from Pollydg | Reviewed this property |
I am almost certain you could walk as far as the amphitheatre on a fairly even path and so it would be wheelchair friendly.